f you like tinkering and model airplanes at the same time, then both preferences complement each other well, because you can easily build a model airplane yourself. Read how this works here.
What you need:
- wooden strip
- Styropor, 10 mm dick
- Styropor, 5 mm dick
- Rubber ring
- sharp knife
- small drill
Proceed step by step to build it yourself
- You start by building the wings of your model airplane yourself. To do this, simply cut a strip directly from the thick styrofoam material. This bar should have a length of exactly 85 cm and a width of 20 cm.
- The next step is to machine the wing. To do this, you have to make one side of your strip nice and pointed, while grinding the other side round.
- Then use a sharp knife to cut some material out of one of the wing sides towards the middle. This will give you a profile for your wing.
This is how an airworthy model airplane is created
- When building your new model airplane yourself, also think about the tailplane. You can cut this out of the thinner piece of styrofoam. In any case, pay attention to the required dimensions of 5 cm in width and 30 cm in length.
- Now make the rudder by cutting a piece of thin styrofoam in a width and length of 5 cm.
- Now glue this rudder vertically to the middle of your tailplane.
- You can achieve good stability by simply inserting two toothpicks directly into the vertical stabilizer below the horizontal stabilizer. Make sure that the toothpicks protrude about 5 mm from the styrofoam material.
- Now drill two holes at the ledge end of the wing the same distance apart the two toothpicks are spaced.
- When making the back of your model airplane, use a toothpick to attach the tail unit directly to the rear end of the strip.
- Now you should pull the rubber ring directly from behind over the aircraft rail and lead it to the wing. You can twist another loop into this elastic and pull it directly over the front of the last. The resulting “rubber cross” enables the wing to hold better on the respective bar. The rubber should be long enough but not cut into the aircraft.
Now you’ve actually done it – you can only carry out beautification work and, for example, color your plane.